Sunday, 11 January 2015

How to paint a human (on a canvas)

Your instincts will tell you
Scarless, flabless, flawless
Straight back, well-built muscles, gorgeous smile
Eyes that do not point in different directions
Shaped nails, thin nose, bouncy hair
Perky breasts, tight butt, flat tummy
Well-trimmed beard, hairless chest,
The man has to be taller than the woman.

It will terrify you to the bones
The thought of drawing
The penis, the vagina, the butthole
Pimples and punctures
And asymmetry
A leg shorter
A hand missing
Or eyes burnt with acid.

When you begin to paint your human
Question first
Your limited view of
Who you think a human is.

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